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MIPTV Picks: Second Coming

This captivating program from Brighton-based Wild Dream Films tells us the stories of three men - Russian mystic/former traffic cop Vissarion, Filipino pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy, and former British M15 agent David Shayler - who each claim to be the Son of God.
March 31, 2010


This captivating program from Brighton-based Wild Dream Films tells us the stories of three men – Russian mystic/former traffic cop Vissarion, Filipino pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy, and former British M15 agent David Shayler – who each claim to be the Son of God. Each self-proclaimed Messiah has achieved varying levels of success and notoriety – Quiboloy’s church, The Kingdom of Jesus Christ, claims to have as many as six million adherents, while Shayler also made headlines in the UK for his whistle-blowing against M15 and then, some years later, for living in a squat. The program features interviews not only with each man, but with several of their followers.
Partners: Wild Dream Films (Brighton) for National Geographic U.S., distributed through Electric Sky (Brighton)

Length: 1 x 50 mins

Wrapped: Jan. 2010

Rights available: Worldwide excluding North America

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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